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The lordly pilot and lowly saboteur : the Army Air Forces, Office of Strategic Services, and Project CAMPBELL/JAVAMAN

Author: Christian E Fearer; U.S. Special Operations Command. History and Research Office,
Publisher: [MacDill AFB, Florida] : History and Research Office, U.S. Special Operations Command, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
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"Warrant Officer Gerard L. Gormley stared at the screen in front of him, looking for the target many miles away to come into view. He used a control stick to adjust the unmanned craft's course and other dials to remotely manage speed ... the scene has become familiar in the post-9/11 era. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, fly above battlefields around the world; often they are piloted from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian E Fearer; U.S. Special Operations Command. History and Research Office,
OCLC Number: 932316452
Notes: "October 2015."
Description: 59 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Foreword --
Refining the plan --
Delays --
Operation LIZARD --
Target Pacific --
Production --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Christian E. Fearer.

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"Warrant Officer Gerard L. Gormley stared at the screen in front of him, looking for the target many miles away to come into view. He used a control stick to adjust the unmanned craft's course and other dials to remotely manage speed ... the scene has become familiar in the post-9/11 era. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones, fly above battlefields around the world; often they are piloted from thousands of miles away. But Gormley was not piloting a UAV over Afghanistan or Iraq. It was mid-April 1945, and he was part of a secret joint project of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and the Army Air Forces that was first codenamed CAMPBELL and later known as JAVAMAN. The goal was to develop a bomb-laden boat that could be remotely controlled from B-17 bombers and directed against enemy-held harbors and shipping. To navigate, they relied on nascent television technology, pushing the equipment to its early limits. Within a year of the project's launch in March 1944, men such as Gormley were remotely controlling the boats from distances up to 85 miles away"--Introduction.

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Outstanding Historical Reference with Personal Connection

by randydutton (WorldCat user published 2017-03-17) Excellent Permalink

I very much enjoyed reading about Operation Javaman, not just because I'm a retired Navy Commander but also because my grandfather, Col. Carl R. Dutton (mentioned in the book) recorded some mentions about the project.

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